Mutiny: A History of Naval Insurrection

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Naval Institute Press, Aug 1, 2006 - History - 318 pages
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Nothing is more terrifying to a seagoing captain than the specter of mutiny, and nothing more riveting than a tale of mutinous deeds. Here Leonard F. Guttridge provides a casebook of mutinies that have occurred over the past two hundred years -- from the Magellan expedition to the U.S. aircraft carrier Constellation.
  

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Mutiny! The word itself has struck fear into the hearts of naval officers since the inception of organized navies. Yet, as Guttridge demonstrates in this narrative history of modern mutinies, there ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One THE GEORGIAN YEARS
5
Chapter Two BLIGH AND CHRISTIAN
15
Chapter Three I AM IN HELL
26
Chapter Four FLASH POINT AT SPITHEAD
42
Chapter Five MISCHIEF AT THE NORE
57
Chapter Six THE NIGHTMARE SHIP
73
Chapter Seven THE SOAffiitS
87
Chapter Eight A MIDSHIPMANS MANIA
98
Chapter Thirteen RED PLOTS AND PAY CUTS
176
Chapter Fourteen INVERGORDON
191
Chapter Fifteen PORT CHICAGO
204
Chapter Sixteen NO BULWARKS OF PRIDE
217
Chapter Seventeen THE CALCULATED RISK
232
Chapter Eighteen NELSONIAN TRADITION
248
Chapter Nineteen THE TROUBLED CARRIERS
261
Chapter Twenty BEACH DETACHMENT
275

Chapter Nine A CRIME UNDEFINED
109
Chapter Ten THE POTEMKIN
126
Chapter Eleven IMPERIAL FLEETS
142
Chapter Twelve CATTARO TO KRONSTADT
157
Chapter TwentyOne MUTINY AND MORALE
285
References
299
Index
311
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Leonard F. Guttridge is the author of "Icebound: The Jeanette Expedition's Quest for the the North Pole, Mutiny: A History of Naval Insurrection, "and Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. He lives in Alexandria, VA.

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